- Apr 11, 2016
Thanks for your impressions. Which DAC/headamp did you use?
I disagree with you on that LCD-4Z plays at a higher level than the Empyrean. I agree though, that the tonality of the Empyrean with velour pads differs from the LCD-4Z. If you find vocals on Empyrean recessed, try the leather pads. Moreover, there is absolutely no brightness in the treble with the leather pads.
A better gear was occupied when I demoed. So I hooked them up to Questyle 400i.
I was tempted to try the leather pads, but I noticed some folks seemed to wait for Empyrean as well, so I gave up on that idea.
I did not think that Empyrean was bright, though I thought slight roughness was there in upper mids/lower treble.